People often use mouth guards to protect their teeth from injury due to teeth grinding or sports. A custom-fitted mouth guard made with the help of your dentist offers the most comfort and protection for your teeth and mouth.
Mouth Guards for Teeth Grinding
Some of our patients don’t even realize that they grind their teeth at night until their dentist notices unusual wear on their teeth. However, others suffer symptoms such as a sore jaw or dull headache nearly every morning. We have also seen patients who have TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, which may be related to their teeth grinding.
Our experienced dentists can help by creating a tailor-made night guard for teeth grinding. It’s important to avoid teeth grinding because it can damage teeth and dental restorations. In the long run, it can loosen teeth, increase tooth sensitivity, and cause other problems. If you need a night mouth guard, we can make you one that is both comfortable and durable.
Mouth Guards for Sports Activities
We know that the exercise and entertainment that sports provide is great for your family, but many sports put individuals at higher risk for dental injuries. Researchers estimate that up to 40 percent of dental injuries in children are sports-related. A hard fall to the ground or quick hit to the face can significantly damage teeth and surrounding tissues. We want our families to be safe while being active.
Mouth guards help avoid dental and facial injury during sports. They can keep teeth from chips, breaks, nerve damage, and even being knocked out of the mouth. Sports mouth guards also help shield your upper arch, tongue, and other soft tissues. The American Dental Association recommends mouth guards for active people playing sports.
Whether you grind your teeth or have an active family, our dental practice can provide comfortable custom-fitting mouth guards. After an exam and discussion of your needs with one of our dentists, we take impressions of your teeth and send them to our dental lab. In a short while, you’ll have a mouth guard tailor-made out of high-quality materials.
We want to protect your beautiful smile. Ask us how to keep your teeth and mouth safe and healthy.